Football Loses to No. 1/3 Ohio State

Football Loses to No. 1/3 Ohio State

On November 4, 2023, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights lost to the No. 1/3 Ohio State Buckeyes, 35-16, in front of 53,703 fans at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey.

The Scarlet Knights took a 9-7 lead into halftime, but the Buckeyes outscored them 28-7 in the second half to come away with the victory.

Rutgers running back Kyle Monangai had a big game, rushing for 159 yards on 24 carries. Quarterback Gavin Wimsatt threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jaquae Jackson.

However, the Scarlet Knights were unable to stop the Buckeyes’ offense in the second half. Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud threw for 328 yards and two touchdowns, and running back Miyan Williams rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

The Buckeyes also forced three turnovers in the second half, which helped them turn the tide of the game.

Despite the loss, the Scarlet Knights had a strong performance against the top-ranked team in the country. They outgained the Buckeyes 361-328, and they had a chance to win the game until late in the fourth quarter.

Key Takeaways

  • The Scarlet Knights showed that they can compete with the best teams in the country.
  • Rutgers running back Kyle Monangai is a rising star.
  • The Scarlet Knights need to improve their pass defense.
  • Ohio State is the real deal. The Buckeyes are one of the favorites to win the national championship this season.

What’s Next?

The Scarlet Knights will travel to Iowa next Saturday to take on the Hawkeyes. Ohio State will host Michigan State next Saturday.